Astronomy Ireland lecture entitled “Ancient Astronomical Alignments” will take place on Monday 13 August in Trinity College Dublin.
The lecture will be given by Martin Byrne, a researcher and tour guide in the west of Ireland. His special area of interest is the megalithic monuments: their alignments to heavenly bodies, their engraved art and their relationships to the landscape and to other ancient sites.
For the last 20 years Martin has been investigating Chambered Cairns – a type of ancient monument with internal chambers found on mountain tops and hills all across Ireland.
He originally became interested in these monuments for their megalithic engraved symbols, which are the oldest written ‘documents’ in Ireland. He has since been working on the solar and lunar alignments which illuminate interiors of monuments.
In this lecture Martin will shed some light on our early ancestors and their knowledge of Astronomy.
How to book
Tickets are €7 (€5 for Astronomy Ireland members) and must be booked in advance. For tickets and further information visit the Astronomy Ireland website or call (01) 890 11 11.